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CAHIIM Acceditated Programs at The College of St. ScholasticaThe Health Informatics and Information Management accreditor of The College of St. Scholastica is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for the baccalaureate degree in Health Informatics and Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

B.S. Health Informatics and Information Management

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FAST FACTS: B.S. Health Informatics and Information Management

  • Earn eligibility to sit for the RHIA credential exam upon program completion
  • CAHIIM-accredited, 100% online program
  • Coding and professional credentials can be applied toward college credits
  • Courses are a combination of accelerated 8- and 16-week courses
  • Faculty actively participate in research and grants, bringing their experience directly to students
  • The length of the program will vary based upon the number of credits transferred and specific program-required courses met. Transfer guides are in place for most RHIT programs, offering two-year completion.
  • A minimum of 128 credits required for graduation. Individual program plans are available, offering two-year and four-year completion cycles.

Tuition: $435/credit*


* Tuition rates are for the 2020-21 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.

Leaders in HIM since 1935

When we launched the first bachelor's HIM program in the nation in 1935, the industry was referred to as Medical Records. As medical records technology has evolved and developed, St. Scholastica has remained at the forefront, offering the first bachelor's distance program in 1981, the first online master's in HIM and the first master's program accredited by CAHIIM.

Earn your degree without putting your life on hold

The B.S. in Health Informatics and Information Management program is offered in a 100 percent online format. Our online learning environment allows you to minimize the amount of time you're away from work and family while still working closely with our distinguished faculty and your classmates.

Career opportunities

The healthcare industry is booming and the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) software nationwide has increased the need for qualified HIM professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 32% growth rate over the next decade for HIM and related careers.

Whether you want to work in coding and revenue cycle, informatics, data analytics or information governance the national credentialing organization AHIMA has a pathway designed for you. Salary varies by geography and title, but those with the most credentials tend to earn higher wages.

Examples of jobs in the HIM industry are Medical Records Clerk, Director of HIM, Education Specialist – Data Analysis, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Medical Records Director, ROI Medical Records Specialist and Health Information Intake Specialist.

Who is this program designed for?

Are you interested in the healthcare field and are more interested in business and technology than direct patient care? Are you detail oriented? Do you have a desire to use information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare industry? If so, HIM is a good choice for you.

Examples of jobs in the HIM industry are Medical Records Clerk, Director of HIM, Education Specialist – Data Analysis, Clinical Informatics Specialist, Medical Records Director, ROI Medical Records Specialist and Health Information Intake Specialist.

Program outcomes

  • 100% of employers responding to the B.S. in HIIM Program employer survey stated they would hire a St. Scholastica graduate in the future
  • 100% of professional practice experience mentors felt graduates will meet employer expectations
  • 88% of B.S. in HIIM graduates responding to the graduate survey are employed within one year of graduation
  • 84% retention rate overall for B.S. in HIIM students
  • 94% of students complete the B.S. in HIIM program in the calculated average completion time

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  • Portrait of Keturah Frye

    "I earned my B.S. HIM online while working full time and meeting my family's needs. I couldn't have asked for more wonderful and helpful instructors, faculty and staff. I highly recommend CSS. It is a wonderful learning environment and truly exhibits the Benedictine values on which it was founded."

    – Keturah Frye, '20

  • Portrait of Melissa Koehler

    "An online program was my only option due to demanding professional responsibilities and family commitments. I knew from the beginning that CSS was the right choice. With an atmosphere inclusive of online students and industry experts as faculty, I'm prepared for future professional and educational goals."

    – Melissa Koehler, RHIA, CHDA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P, '18

  • Portrait of Amy Franks

    "Choosing The College of St. Scholastica was an easy decision for me. From day one, I experienced the values of St. Scholastica all throughout the campus. I can say with confidence that faculty have a passion for education along with a great desire to help their students succeed, and that makes all of the difference."

    – Amy Franks